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Problems after migrating

February 10th, 2007 by

From: Tom Brophy <TomBrophy discussions microsoft com>
Subject: Problems after migrating
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 09:00:00 -0800
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.general
We migrated our SharePoint Portal and WSS sites to MOSS 2007 and WSS 3 versions.  Now we are starting to experience many problems – mostly dealing with web parts not registered as safe and user security problems.  When we do the exact same function on a Sharepoint that was fresh (not migrated), it works just fine.

One example problem this morning.  I added the Summary Links web part to a page.  It added fine but as soon as I tried to use it (such as adding a group), I get the error message “The type is not registered as safe”. Another example, I have one user as the owner of a site.  They create a site and they get the message “Access Denied”.  They go to sites, pick the exact same site, it brings up a screen to select the template, and then it finishes creating the site just fine – without any problems.  It obviously made the site but just didn’t apply the template.  But then the second time through it worked just fine. 

Anybody have any ideas or suggestions?

From: Girish J Bhatia – SharePoint Guru
Subject: RE: Problems after migrating
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 01:13:01 -0800
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.general
Once you migrate, Microsoft does not take responsibility that the Customizations would migrate, the same goes with Custom Web parts. In your case Tom, I feel you might have added the Safe Control Entries Manually in the Web.Config File.
I would recommend you use InstallAssemblies(Non Microsoft tool, created by Alan Smithee) which creates DWP’s & does the required entries in the Web.Config and registries which would help you. I used to use this tool often when I used to work for Microsoft as a Consultant. Set the trust level to “Full” in the web.config and also check which might help you. You can download this tool from here…

Girish J Bhatia
SharePoint Guru [MSFT]
MCSE2003, MCDBA, SharePoint Certified, CCNA, CCNP, CCSA


From: Tom Brophy
Subject: RE: Problems after migrating
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 07:17:00 -0800
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.general
Girish, thanks for replying.  The web.config file was definitely the problem.
We copied the web.config from the server that wasn’t migrated (both have same web parts, etc) and everything appears to be working okay.

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